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Re: Bug#877504: ITP: fonts-comic-neue -- font that fixes the shortcomings of Comic Sans




On Mon, Oct 02, 2017 at 11:34:58AM +0200, Fabian Greffrath wrote:
> * Package name    : fonts-comic-neue
>   Version         : 2.3
>   Upstream Author : Craig Rozynski
> * URL             : http://comicneue.com/
> * License         : SIL Open Font License 1.1
>   Programming Lang: OTF
>   Description     : font that fixes the shortcomings of Comic Sans

Yay, I looked into packaging this before, but the toolchain to build this
from source wasn't available then (and I don't know it so I'm not trying to
challenge your claim for this package).

Here's the only bit from my WIP that you'd want to keep:
.--====[ /etc/fonts/conf.avail/30-comic-sans.conf ]
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">
<fontconfig>

<match>
  <test name="family"><string>Comic Sans MS</string></test>
  <edit name="family" mode="assign" binding="strong">
    <string>Comic Neue</string>
  </edit>
</match>

</fontconfig>
`----

which is to be symlinked from /etc/fonts/conf.d/30-comic-sans.conf


This handles the whole reason to have this font installed.

>  Comic Sans wasn’t designed to be the world’s most ubiquitous casual
>  typeface. Comic Neue aspires to be the casual script choice for
>  everyone including the typographically savvy.
>  .
>  The squashed, wonky, and weird glyphs of Comic Sans have been beaten
>  into shape while maintaining the honesty that made Comic Sans so
>  popular.
>  .
>  It's perfect as a display face, for marking up comments, and writing
>  passive aggressive office memos.

Your desc is not hostile enough.  Mine was:
.----
Description: less horrible remake of Comic Sans
 This font is an attempt to fix worst issues in the world's most reviled
 typeface while staying true to the general idea.
 .
 You're still not supposed to actually use the font yourself, but thanks
 to fontconfig substitutions having this package installed will help you
 survive weaponized uses such as the LibreSSL announcement or a html email
 from aunt June.
`----

Ie, using even this remake in text your write is still an offense punishable
by shooting, installing systemd on your machine then dancing on your grave,
but having it present makes _foreign_ text far more palatable.


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